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Arsenal trio miss out on Brazil call-up ahead of September friendlies

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The Selecao have made a few surprise exclusions from their 26-man squad.

Brazil manager Tite has announced his squad for Selecao’s upcoming friendly matches later this month.

Serie A defenders Roger Ibanez and Gleison Bremer have received their first national team call-ups. The pair join a star-dusted squad, mostly consisting of players working in Europe.

The Selcao have 11 Premier League stars, while La Liga and Brazilian Serie A have six and three players on the list, respectively.

The most notable absentees are Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. Tite has also dropped Dani Alves, who joined UNAM Pumas from Barcelona this summer.

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Brazil squad in full

Tite’s 26-man list: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras); Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Danilo, Alex Sandro, Bremer (all Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Ibanez (Roma); Casemiro, Fred (both Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham), Fabinho (Liverpool), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United); Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo (both Real Madrid), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Richarlison (Tottenham), Antony (Manchester United), Raphinha (Barcelona), Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid), Pedro (Flamengo).

Brazil will face Ghana in Le Havre on September 23 before meeting Tunisia four days later.